Thursday, December 18, 2014

O Come, Emmanuel

Oh come thou day-spring come and cheer
Our spirits by thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death's dark shadows put to flight

We need a little peace on Earth right now, Lord; bring Your calm presence to us this day and in the days ahead.  Amen.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Music of the Season | Day 17

The sun came out in Minnesota today!  Must surely be time for a little Beach Boys' Christmas!

This is the best video I could find to go with the recording.  I guess it's fitting in that sense too, since it's a classic and in black & white television!  Love me some Beach Boys sound.  Always have, always will.  Reminds me of my childhood and an era that had some awesome music.

Way up North where the air gets cold...

Love the striped shorts, haircuts & khakis!

Run, Run Reindeer!

cue dancers at 1:37 and distracted look by band member

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Music of the Season | Day 16

A few musical performances by my very own boys (and a hundred or so back-up singers).  {grin}

More to come when I can properly add the titles & information to each song.  For now, enjoy one with the combined Freshmen Madrigals, Varsity Madrigals & Chamber singers:

And the 8th Grade Plymouth Middle School Choir (183 members strong) with Oliver on the first solo.

Please forgive the poor quality video - the lighting is not kind to phone video and I couldn't find my "real" camera.  If you close your eyes, however, you will hear their joyous voices in song!  They did a fabulous job last night!

Will update more later when time permits.  Thanks for sharing in my holiday joy!  Three more concerts this week and I hope to have better quality videos to share.

More videos from Winter Concert can be found here.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Music of the Season | Day 15

Angels... sung by some very talented men from Minnesota. I present to you this Monday morning, 10 days before Christmas, Home Free.

Today is a very busy day of music in the Foreman household too! I will be singing with the GMI Choir at KARE11 for the Toys for Tots campaign. Henry will be singing with Varsity Madrigals, as well as running down the school hallway (after a quick change of attire) to play trumpet in his first ever jazz ensemble performance. Momma will be torn at that point because the concert continues in the auditorium with Oliver singing with his 8th grade choir (he has a solo) and also with Sola Voce (auditioned small group). So much music packed into one evening - giddy with excitement and how to split myself into thirds so I can take it all in!  Hopefully some personal videos of "Music of the Season" will be forthcoming!